The general objective of the Dental Assistant Diploma Program is to produce graduates who are capable of serving a variety of functions within a number of dental settings. Graduates of this program will have an understanding of key concepts in major areas of infection control, radiation health safety and comprehensive dental assisting. Upon completion of the program the student will have a valid x-ray license and CPR card. After graduation of this course and having 6 months work experience, graduates will be eligible to take the E.D.D.A weekend course for licensing.
Curriculum 78.3 credit hours
Normal program length: 12 months (day only)
|Course No.||Subject Title||Credit Hrs|
|CED-303||Job Readiness – Resumes||2.4|
|CED-304||Job Readiness – Interviews||2.4|
|CPT-101||Introduction to Computers||2.1|
|DEN-100||Dental Charting and Terminology||2.4|
|DEN-103||Radiation Health Safety||2.4|
|DEN-104A/104B||Dental Assisting Lab IA/IB||2.4|
|DEN-201||Intro to the Dental Office, Dental Law and Ethics||4.8|
|DEN-204||Dental Assisting Lab II||2.4|
|DEN-301||Comprehensive Dental Assisting||4.8|
|Dental Assisting Lab III
Advanced Dental Assisting Lab
Dental Assisting Capstone
|ENG-204/205||Business English I/II||4.8|
|GED||General Education Courses||9.6|
How much will this program cost me?
Tuition and fees: $10,185
Books and supplies: $1,600
On-campus room & board: not offered
*The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.
What financing options are available to help me pay for this program?
Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans. The median amount of debt for program graduates is shown below:
Federal loans: $8,456
Private education loans: $0
Institutional financing plan: $0
The school has elected to provide the following additional information: 100% of program graduates used loans to help finance their costs for this program.
How long will it take me to complete this program?
The program is designed to take 12 months to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2013-2014, 82% finished in 12 months.
What are my chances of getting a job when I graduate?
The job placement rate for students who completed this program in 2013-2014 is 85%.
Program revision and modification disclaimer: In an effort to maintain up-to-date curriculum and coursework, the institution will revise program content on an ongoing basis. These changes include but are not limited to: entire programs or courses and content within a course. These improvements ultimately serve the student, ensuring our programs are current and in line with the needs of the professional community.